Larry Charles Groth

Died: Wed., May 24, 2017


Visitation

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Jun. 03, 2017
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location


Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sat., Jun. 03, 2017
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location


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 Larry Charles Groth, 70, of South Bend, passed away unexpectedly on May 24, 2017 after a hard fought fight at Memorial Hospital. He was with his immediate family who loved him so very much. Larry was born in Paw Paw, Michigan to Kathryn and Walter Groth. Larry graduated from Plainwell High School, received a Bachelors from Western Michigan University, and a Masters from Indiana University South Bend. He was an adored high school math teacher and high school coach in the South Bend School Corporation for over 40 years and a life-long believer in the power of education. Larry met his beloved wife, Penny, in 1976 and married her two years later. They had two children, Lauren Groth (Brad Burger) of Boulder, CO and Lindsey Roache (Chris Roache) of Indianapolis, IN. Larry loved to spend time on the elliptical, was an amateur meteorologist, and enjoyed adventurous travel throughout the country, and the world. Larry was a natural athlete, quickly learning and excelling at every sport his daughters took up. Larry loved the outdoors, natural parks, and hiking the Rockies, summiting his first 14er at 66, and his first 13er at 68. His love of running, athletics, and the wonder of the natural world lives on in his wife, his daughters, and his son-in-laws. Larry is survived by his wife, two daughters, mother Kate, two sisters, Karen (Al) and Pat (Ron), and a brother Phil (Lunnie), all of whom will miss him immensely. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 3rd, with visitation from 2:00 until 3:00 at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Road, with Rev. Loren Van Oort officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make a blood or financial donation to the South Bend Medical Foundation Blood Donor Services, 530 N. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601or a donation to the National Parks Foundation, 1110 Vermont Ave, NW, Suite 200, Washington DC, 20005, in Larry’s memory. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer.com

Charitable donations may be made in Larry's memory to the following organizations:

National Parks Foundation
In Larry’s memory.
1110 Vermont Ave, NW, Suite 200, Washington DC, 20005

South Bend Medical Foundation Blood Donor Services
530 N. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601

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